Pulled up next to the Pick-up and the Jeep this morning at the Oak Street light.....nice !!
Photo: Caravan of antique vehicles passes through Batavia on way to auto show
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on May 29, 2014 - 2:04pm
If you noticed a parade of antique vehicles heading through town today, they're all owned by Pat Thorp (pictured) and his father Nelson Thorp of East Bloomfield. It's a portion of their 22-vehicle collection.
The caravan was on its way to the University at Buffalo for a classic car show. We caught up with it at West Main Mini Mart.
The ladder truck is a 1949 American Le France, bought new by the City of Canandaigua for $26,000 and was in service until 2008.
The woody is a 1940 Plymouth and is only one of 17 known in existence.
The pickup truck is a 1937 Plymouth and has won multiple national awards.
The jeep is a 1952 Willies Army Jeep. That was the last year that model was made.
Pat Thorp said the vehicles will be passing back through Genesee County some time after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, if you want to try and catch a glimpse of these classics.